08 May 2018

Part Time Careers Adviser


We are recruiting for a Personal Adviser to provide information, advice and guidance to students in Pupil referral unit and Special Needs Schools. To provide advice, guidance, information, and support to vulnerable and disadvantaged young people and support them to move into positive outcomes. The role fixed term until March 2019 and the hours are over 1.5 days a week.


Job Description


  • Provide information, advice and guidance to young people on learning, and refer to suitable opportunities.
  • Provide careers guidance to young people as required by the school
  • Provide information, advice and guidance on personal development opportunities and referral to appropriate support agencies
  • Identify young people’s attributes, circumstances and barriers
  • Put in place support to enable young people to address their barriers including referral to other agencies and practical interventions such as attending interviews, and developing skills and confidence.
  • Organise and deliver programmes of small and large group work
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with partners
  • Manage a caseload of young people
  • Visit and liaise with opportunity providers, and other agencies
  • Work with and advise opportunity providers
  • Network with other professionals/advisers to understand their services
  • Work with voluntary, statutory and community agencies
  • Work together with partner organisations
  • Organise and attend meetings with other professionals
  • Work with parents, carers and families to support young people
  • Any other duties appropriate to the level of the post


Personal Specification – Personal Adviser


  • One of the following qualifications:

    Diploma in Careers Guidance (Parts 1), Qualification in Careers Guidance (QCG)

    NVQ 4 in Guidance or Advice and Guidance ,NVQ 4 LDSS (Learning, development, and support services for children, young people and those who care for them) or an appropriate professional qualification at NVQ 4 for working with young people

  • Experienced Personal Adviser with expertise across a range of service delivery areas and working with Young people with special needs
  • Ability to deliver training to support practice development
  • Experience of mentoring or coaching
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the requirement of working with young people with LDD needs in a professional capacity
  • Experience of working with young people in formal or informal settings
  • Experience of supporting vulnerable young people and supporting them to achieve improved outcomes and understand the perceived barriers young people experience with challenging behaviours
  • Able to communicate effectively with individuals and groups using a variety of media
  • Able to organise work targets and manage conflicting pressures and deadline
  • Good IT skills and an understanding of the role of web based information in supporting young people’s career development
  • Able to work flexibly including some evenings and weekends
  • Ability to take responsibility for planning their own work.
  • A track record in developing new approaches to the delivery of service and evidence of a positive attitude to change
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 19 Elmfield Road, Bromley, BR1 1LT
 + 44 0208 315 1234


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